Hot Stuff (Donna Summer song)

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"Hot Stuff"
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Bad Girls
B-side "Journey to the Centre of Your Heart"
"Heaven Knows" (Brazil)
"Bad Girls" (Japan)
Released April 1979
Format
Recorded 1979
Genre
Length 5:14 (album version)
6:46 (extended mix)
3:48 (radio edit)
Label Casablanca
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Certification Platinum (US)
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Heaven Knows"
(1978)
"Hot Stuff"
(1979)
"Bad Girls"
(1979)
Music sample

"Hot Stuff" is a song by American singer Donna Summer, released in 1979 as the first single release from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. It is one of her most popular songs, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

"Hot Stuff" won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in the inaugural year the award was given out.[citation needed] In 2010, the song was ranked #104 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[4]

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1979 the Hungarian singer Kati Kovács sang it on Disco Party (Hungaroton Pepita SLPX 17623, Hungary) album. The track was covered in 1995 by DJ Miko, giving the tune a contemporary dance music twist, and later partially covered by The Pussycat Dolls in their 2005 debut album PCD. The verses (which were slightly altered) and the overall sound of the song are from Siobhan Fahey's "Bitter Pill", but with the chorus of Summer's "Hot Stuff" and it was renamed it "Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)".
  • In 1996, Filipino singer Regine Velasquez covered the song for her album Retro as a house remix.
  • For the build up of the 1998 FA Cup final, Arsenal covered the song, using samples from the original, and replacing some lyrics, with descriptions of the squad, who were to play in the final. Also in 1998 Mietta recorded an Italian language "Hot Stuff (Musica che scoppia)" for her album La mia anima.
  • Pop star EliZe released a cover in September 2008 which was a hit on the Dutch charts.
  • The track was also performed by artist Just Kait for MTV's made for TV movie Turn the Beat Around.
  • In 2013 singer China Moses released a Jazz cover on her album "Crazy Blues".
  • A Cantonese language cover of "Hot Stuff" was performed by the Hong Kong pop singer, Alan Tam. (Cantonese song name : 爱的热力).
  • A Chinese language cover of "Hot Stuff" was performed by the Taiwan pop singer, Yuki Hsu. (Chinese song name : Bad Girl).

Appearances in other media[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hot Stuff" was certified Platinum by the RIAA and remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks. The song also topped the US Hot Disco Singles chart, with Summer's follow-up "Bad Girls" as a double A-side. The popular 12" single edition of the song plays the full 6:47 version of the song and then segues into "Bad Girls" 4:55 version.

Order of precedence
Preceded by
"Lay Your Love on Me" by Racey
Australian number-one single
July 2, 1979 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Pop Muzik" by M
Preceded by
"Music Box Dancer" by Frank Mills
Swiss number-one single
June 24, 1979 (1 week)
Preceded by
"I Was Made for Dancin'" by Leif Garrett
Japanese Oricon International Chart number-one single
July 23, 1979 – July 30, 1979 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Dschinghis Khan" by Dschinghis Khan
Preceded by
"Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward
US Billboard Hot Disco Singles number-one single (with "Bad Girls")
May 26, 1979 – July 7, 1979 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Born to Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez
Preceded by
"Reunited" by Peaches & Herb
Canadian RPM 100 Singles number-one single
June 9, 1979 – June 16, 1979 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Love You Inside Out" by the Bee Gees
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single (first run)
June 2, 1979 (1 week)
US Cash Box number-one single
June 2, 1979 – June 23, 1979 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward
US Record World number-one single
June 2, 1979 – June 30, 1979 (5 weeks)
Preceded by
"Love You Inside Out" by the Bee Gees
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single (second run)
June 16, 1979 – June 23, 1979 (2 weeks)
Preceded by
"She Believes in Me" by Kenny Rogers
Canadian RPM Adult Oriented Playlist number-one single
July 21, 1979 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Shadows in the Moonlight" by Anne Murray
Preceded by
Canadian RPM Disco Playlist number-one single
June 16, 1979 – June 30, 1979 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"We Are Family" by Sister Sledge

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